The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario

By Richard Dickinson; Tim Dickinson; Deborah Metsger
(McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771076527, 416pp.)

Publication Date: June 8, 2004

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The latest in the ROM’s acclaimed series of beautiful and authoritative field guides

Guaranteed to appeal to everyone from the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist, The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario is researched, written, and designed specifically for the Ontario reader and visitor. It is the most authoritative, easy to use, and beautifully designed guide to Ontario wildflowers available, with a stunning selection of photographs unsurpassed anywhere.

This landmark publication features:
• Detailed and clearly written descriptions of 400 of Ontario’s most common wildflowers, including notes on habitat, characteristic features of each species’ leaves, flowers, and fruits; description of similar species; and in many cases interesting additional information about the plant, such as traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology.
• Approximately 1,000 stunning full-colour photographs drawn from the ROM’s celebrated collection of more than 50,000 botanical photos.
• Specially designed colour-coded key to assist identification.
• Handy size and format, with photos and description for each species all on one page.
• Sized to fit in a backpack or pocket, with stitched binding and rugged cover for extra durability.
• Glossary of botanical terms and index.




About the Author

Richard Dickinson is a research associate of the Royal Ontario Museum and the author of Wildflowers of Edmonton & Central Alberta and Wildflowers of Calgary & Southern Alberta.

Timothy Dickinson is a curator of botany at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Deborah Metsger is an assistant curator of botany at the Royal Ontario Museum. All three live in Toronto.

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